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How to find the serial number of your Apple hardware product

Learn how to find the serial number of your Apple hardware product.

If the product is with you and can start up

Depending on the product, you can find your serial number:

  • On the surface of the product
  • Within the product's software (such as from the About This Mac window)
  • In iTunes (for products that sync with iTunes)

If the product is not with you or won't start up

Depending on the product, you can find your serial number:

  • On the surface of the product
  • In iTunes (for products that sync with iTunes)
  • On the original product packaging
  • On the original product receipt (or invoice)

Choose a product below for detailed information about finding the serial number.


iPhone, iPad, and iPod

Portable computers

Desktop and server

Other hardware


Additional Information

Apple registration numbers and Apple hardware product serial numbers may sometimes contain the number "0" (zero), but not the letter "O".

Learn how to report a lost or stolen Apple product.

Last Modified: May 30, 2013
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